Farm Management Canada and the Alberta Wheat Commission announce strategic alliance
By Kate Ayers
The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Farm Management Canada (FMC) announced a partnership to strengthen support for farm business management among Alberta’s producers.
AWC has started by investing $15,000 into Farm Management Canada’s programming, according to a joint release on Friday.
The two organizations will work together to provide producers with informative resources and educational programming to optimize farm business management.
FMC and AWC will also exchange industry insights to best accommodate the need for ongoing learning opportunities for the province’s farmers, the release said.
“Now more than ever, our competitive advantage will come from the business skills and practices of our farmers,” Heather Watson, the executive director of FMC, said in the release.
“We must work together to empower our farmers with the programming and resources they need to stay on the leading edge. … We’re thrilled that the Alberta Wheat Commission has decided to work together to leverage our resources to increase our reach and impact.”
The groups hope the partnership will help the Canadian ag industry be a key economic driver. They’re also focused on the goal of enabling the sector to become the world’s second largest exporter, increasing exports by $20 billion by 2025, the release said.
Specifically, FMC and AWC are looking to grow the sector’s competitiveness by investing in farm business management.
FMC operates under a cost-share model with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the release said. This partnership will help support additional education and training for Canada’s producers.